Lions Clubs Youth Camp & Exchange
Aug
5

Youth Camp & Exchange Reporting – Submit by September 30!

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If you are a 2015-16 Youth Camp and Exchange (YCE) Program Chairperson planning the next season of Lions youth exchange stays and camps, please work with your District Governors and Council Chairpersons to submit your District YCE Report form (YCE-510D) and/or Multiple District YCE Report Form (YCE-510MD) to headquarters by September 30.  Completed forms can be submitted via email to youthexchange@lionsclubs.org or via post to Lions Clubs International, Service Activities Division, 300 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Submitting the YCE-510 form will ensure that your current appointment as chairperson and your 2015-2016 youth camp sessions are listed in the 2015-2016 edition of the online Lions Youth Camp & Exchange Directory.

LCIF logo
Aug
4

How to Apply for an LCIF Emergency Grant

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Your Lions district or multiple district is making an impact in your community every day. Did you know that a Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Emergency grant can help your community after a natural disaster? Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency grant funding each year.

Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds within 30 days of a disaster to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. If your district is affected by a large-scale natural disaster, review the Emergency grant guidelines.  Then submit your Emergency grant application. To help meet the 30-day submission deadline, it is recommended that requests be submitted via email, fax or phone.

Emergency Grant Application

LCIF can provide suggestions for appropriate use of grant funds and determining immediate needs. Please contact the Humanitarian Programs department at (630) 203-3819 or lcifemergencygrants@lionsclubs.org with questions.

Lions Clubs International
Aug
3

Upcoming Webinar: Harmony Among Generations

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Are you a Gen Xer or a Baby Boomer? A Traditionalist or a Millenial?

Lions are diverse, and we encourage members of all generations to participate, contribute and lead their clubs to make a bigger impact every day. Understanding generational differences can assist with both member recruitment and retention.

The next Lions Leadership Webinar explores diverse motivation among Lions and how each constituency can find and value varying perspectives to create harmony among generations.

Click one of the time slots below to register!

Story time in Egypt
Jul
31

Lions: Share Your Story with LCIF!

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Do you want other Lions to understand why LCIF is so important to you?

Has your Lions club or district accomplished an important project?

Have you been helped by an LCIF grant?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, LCIF would love to hear from you! Please share your story so others can learn more about how people are affected by receiving aid from or donating to the Foundation. Your story could help inspire others to give to LCIF or get involved in humanitarian service. Your story may be featured in any number of future LCIF materials, including LION Magazine.

Jul
31

Lions: What to Say at Interviews and Events

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The attention of the local media and the community is great for promoting your Lions club and getting the word out about the service in which you’re involved. But what do you say? How do you tell the world about the impact Lions are making every day in just a few sentences?

Below are a few common questions and key Lions messages to review before interviews and events where media might be present. You can also watch the video above for examples of how Lions are talking to the media.

These are general messages that describe Lions as an international organization; for local interviews, be sure to include details about how your Lions club serves your own community.

Who are the Lions?

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.4 million members in 210 countries and geographic locations, dedicated to making a difference. We serve where we live as well as globally.

What do Lions do?

Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. We meet the needs of our communities and the world, ranging from assisting the visually impaired and working with local youth to medical missions and disaster relief.

What types of service are Lions involved in?

Though well known for its successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. We meet all sorts of needs, from assisting the elderly to helping victims of natural disasters.

I would like to volunteer in my community, but why should I do so as a Lion?

Lions meet the needs of those in their own communities as well as around the world, and we have fun doing it. Working together locally and internationally, the worldwide network of Lions has a vast amount of resources and is able to accomplish much more than individuals and small groups working alone.

How do I become a Lion?

If you are interested in becoming a Lion, contact your local Lions club and express interest in learning more. Visit BeALion.org to find a club and fill out a prospective member form, or visit LionsClubs.org to learn more about Lions.

Find more key messages and other Public Relations tools on the Lions Clubs website.

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